Trip Inspection- Instructor

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Course Description

Early detection and prompt correction of mechanical deficiencies can enable carriers to operate more efficiently and profitably.  This can be achieved through the maintenance of a good CVOR rating as well as the reduction of major repair costs, downtime and fines. This interactive workshop addresses the requirement for and content of a proper trip inspection, in the context of regulatory compliance and safety.

Building on the experience gained through the Fleet Driver Trainer Course, this workshop gives in-depth information on how to develop and introduce a proper trip inspection into fleet operations. Regulatory compliance issues in the context of the following will be discussed:

  • National Safety Code Standard 13 and its application in Ontario
  • Excerpts from the Highway Traffic Act
  • Excerpts from Ontario Regulations pertaining to equipment
  • Inspection Standards
  • CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria
  • Enforcement

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • understand the purpose of trip inspections;
  • identify the critical operating and regulatory compliance issues as delineated in the National Safety Code’s Standard 13;
  • identify and apply trip inspection procedures in accordance with applicable standards and regulations.

Format:             Classroom: Formal presentations coupled with workshop style instruction & exercises and interactive discussion.

Resources:       Supplied:  Participant’s manual and sample forms.

      Recommended:  Highway Traffic Act (Ontario) and CVSA Out-of-Service Criteria.

Evaluation:     Full attendance, participation and a written knowledge verification assessment.

Certification:     Certificate of Completion

Prerequisites:   For private owners and users of light vehicles and trailers, an understanding of commercial vehicle components is helpful. 

Duration:          2 days.

Course Dates:  2017:  Jun 19-20, Nov 20-21

Fee:                          $850+HST